It’s been a long seven years for fans of The Veils since their last studio album, Total Depravity. But fear not, because frontman Finn Andrews has emerged from the tumultuous period with a brand new double LP, …And Out Of The Void Came Love.
The road to this album was anything but easy, as Andrews suffered a wrist injury during a live show that put him out of commission for a while. But being the creative force that he is, he used the downtime to write songs, albeit in an unconventional way. With one hand in a cast, he had to record each part separately, resulting in an avant-garde process. But the challenges didn’t stop there. The Veils found themselves without a record label, but that didn’t stop Finn from starting to make a new album anyway. With the help of producer Tom Healy, they sifted through a lot of junk to find the parts worth saving.
Then, just as the songs were coming together, Andrews’ wife became pregnant; more songs began to unfurl. By the time the album was finished, it was clear that arranging it into two halves was the best way to showcase their material. But what is the album about? For a while, even Andrews didn’t know. It wasn’t until his daughter was born that he realised the music was telling a story, one with a surprisingly happy ending.
The result is a magnificent double album that should be listened to in two sittings with a short break in the middle. Featuring soaring string arrangements by composer Victoria Kelly, as well as an array of talented musicians and special guests — this album is meant to be savoured. After seven years, it’s worth the wait.
Head below to listen to The Veils’ new album “…And Out Of The Void Came Love”…